Will Young says Boris Johnson lockdown speech is 'one of the most obtuse, weirdest, confusing things' he's 'ever heard'

Will Young performs live on the BBCs 'The One Show' on the evening of the launch of his new album ‘Lexicon’ in the courtyard at BBC Broadcasting House on June 21, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images)

Will Young has branded Boris Johnson's lockdown statement from the weekend as one the most 'obtuse, weirdest and confusing things' he's 'ever heard'.

The televised update on Sunday 10 May saw the Prime Minister tell UK citizens they should go to work if they could not work from home but that public transport should be avoided, while urging people to 'Stay alert' and to continue to stay inside where possible.

Appearing on Sky News on Thursday to discuss how the coronavirus had impacted the music industry, Young, 41, addressed how he thought the government had handled the crisis.

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He shared: “I'm pleased that it hasn't been as politicised as it could have been because I think that would've been negating the responsibility to citizens.

Prime minister Boris Johnson speaks on a television set in a living room in north London. Picture date: Sunday May 10, 2020. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

“I think that the statement on Sunday was probably one of the most obtuse, weirdest, confusing things I've ever heard in 41 years.”

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The announcement attracted criticism from many, including famous figures such as Matt Lucas who produced a parody of the statement shortly after.

Imitating Johnson’s voice in a video, the Little Britain star said: “So we are saying don’t go to work, go to work, don’t take public transport, go to work, don’t go to work, stay indoors.

“If you can work from home go to work, don’t go to work, go outside, don’t go outside, and then we will or won’t… something or other.”

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This Morning presenters Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby also hit out at the advice on the ITV show as they criticised the lack of clarity in the message the following day.